Gregg Allman’s first solo album in 14 years goes back to the roots of the blues.
Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook
Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band helped invent Southern Rock in the ’60s and ’70s, taking inspiration from a host of musical traditions and making them his own.
Now, Gregg is out with a new album that goes back to one deep, rich, thread of his earliest inspiration – the blues.
On “Low Country Blues,” he reinterprets songs by great bluesmen Muddy Waters, Sleepy John Estes, Junior Wells and more.
He’s with us to talk about the music, the history, and his life in the blues.
This hour, On Point: Gregg Allman goes back to the blues.
– Jane Clayson
Listen to some of the new album:
Listen to more of Allman’s music here